Denver officer who was shot promoted

A second generation Denver police officer critically wounded last month is now a sergeant. 9NEWS at 4 p.m. 1/15/16.

DENVER -  A second generation Denver Police Officer critically wounded early last month was promoted to the rank of sergeant Friday. 

Tony Lopez Jr. rose from a wheelchair and used crutches to take the stage at a promotion ceremony.  

It was just last month when, during a traffic stop, Lopez was shot seven times.   

His pregnant wife, Kristen Lopez, placed the new badge on her husband as Tony's father, a commander for the department, looked on.   

Kristen Lopez said her husband wanted to walk to the stage and had worked with a physical therapist the day before to try to make it happen.  


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